TGH is the area's only level I trauma center and one of just two ABA-verified adult & pediatric burn centers in Florida. With five medical helicopters*, we transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need.
The hospital is home to one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country. TGH is a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center, and has a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high-risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ENT, endocrinology, and the Children's Medical Center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric kidney transplant services. As the region's leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with world-class and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.
Tampa General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021, and recognized as one of America's Best Hospital's in five medical specialties:
Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Orthopedics. Tampa General Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition for nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time - an accomplishment that fewer than one percent of hospitals nationwide have earned. TGH is accredited by The Joint Commission and was awarded disease-specific certification in five medical specialties. TGH is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). *Air transport provided by Metro Aviation, Inc.
Tampa General Hospital is home to one of the busiest transplant programs in both the state of Florida and the nation. The transplant unit has 48 private rooms dedicated to organ transplant and post intensive care ventricular assist device (VAD) patients.
The nursing team works closely with the Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG) delivering exceptional care using a multidisciplinary approach. This is a unit of elite class, highly trained, and qualified nurses where miracles happen every day.
The transplant coordinator is responsible for collaborating with the health care team to develop theory-based patient care for those patients undergoing solid organ transplantation (heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas or multi-organ) from referral through long term post-transplant follow-up. The transplant coordinator has experience in nursing and transplantation and a global transplant nursing perspective with a focus on long-term outcomes.
The transplant coordinator learns from experience and evidence what to expect in a given situation and alters plans accordingly and has an intuitive grasp of situations and operates from an innate understanding of the situation. The transplant coordinator recognizes when situations are outside the expected and uses analytical skills and abilities to investigate alternative perspectives and conducts comprehensive assessments. The transplant coordinator promotes health and the prevention of injury and disease, serves as an advocate and educator, mentors, delegates, and provides feedback to their support team.
The transplant coordinator participates in quality assurance process improvement to improve transplant nursing practice, patient outcomes, and processes. The transplant coordinator is responsible for ensuring the coordination of the clinical aspects of transplant patient and living donor care permissible within their license and acts as a liaison between a kidney transplant program and dialysis facilities, as applicable. The transplant coordinator provides consultation and education to healthcare providers and the community regarding transplant issues.
The transplant coordinator possesses an understanding or regulatory requirement and incorporates these into their practice and participates in research to improve transplant nursing practice. The transplant coordinator is also responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.
Current RN license from the State of Florida and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required, 2 years of critical care experience preferred. Current certification as a CCTN (Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse) OR CCTC (Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator) preferred. All transplant coordinators are required to sit for the CCTC exam within 2 years of hire and pass within 3 years of hire.
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